WORKFORCE: A survey has revealed that staff at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust feel among the most abused and under-valued in the NHS.

Results from the NHS-wide Care Quality Commission 2010 workforce survey showed that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust was in the bottom fifth for staff feeling that their role made a difference to patients, feeling valued by their work colleagues, experiencing physical violence, harassment or bullying from co-workers.

The trust also scored below average for staff appraisals, satisfaction in the quality of work staff do, and how far staff feel their employer takes effective action in cases of abuse.

The survey revealed that staff felt less under pressure in 2010 than a year earlier.

Although deteriorating, the trust still scored better than the NHS average in areas including job satisfaction, staff motivation, support from managers. Staff are also increasingly likely to want to leave their jobs.